Robert Heinlein’s Rules–Heavily Condensed

  Robert Heinlein is one of the seven or eight authors on my ‘top 5 science fictions writers’ list. His stories are simply unforgettable. Ask my daughter who taken to by her brother to go and see “Star Troopers” and still sometimes screams when she sees an ant. His rules start out, as so many rules lists do, with the injunction to write every day. Here they are:

1.  You must write.
2.   Finish what you start.
3.   You must refrain from rewriting, except to editorial order.
4.   You must put your story on the market.
5.   Keep it on the market until it has sold.

I like them! They’re beautiful, elegant, short, and true. If course, I am mainly the one who’s made them short, but they’re all those other things. Enjoy!


Quote of the Day:

The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a good discussion.

— G.K. Chesterton
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